Sweet Honey In The Rock

A Benefit For The First Unitarian Church (Not An R5 Production)

Wanta’ help preserve a place that is host to so many great live shows and not to mention a beautiful Philly land mark ..


Sun, February 20, 2011

3:00 pm

Sweet Honey In The Rock

Grammy Award–winning a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock® will be performing at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia at 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 20 in honor of the hundredth anniversary of the death of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.

Harper was a venerable African-American abolitionist, orator, and poet. In addition to her work as an abolitionist and writer, she was also an ardent supporter of prohibition and women’s suffrage. She died in Philadelphia on February 22, 1911, at the age of eighty-five.

Sweet Honey in the Rock, featuring five singers and an American Sign Language interpreter, is internationally renowned for its musical prowess, powerful use of varied American musical traditions, and commitment to social justice and civil rights.

This concert is part of twelve citywide events throughout Philadelphia to honor the legacy of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, organized by the MOONSTONE ARTS CENTER. This week-long celebration is brought to you by a partnership of organizations, including: The Abram Lincoln Foundation of the Union League, the African American Museum of Philadelphia, Art Sanctuary, Bridging Worlds Program, the Charles Blockson Collection, The Civil War History Consortium, Drexel University, First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, The Historical Society of Philadelphia, The Library Company of Philadelphia, Mother Bethel AME Church, The National Archives at Philadelphia, The National Constitution Center, The Pennsylvania Abolition Society, Philadelphia Quest for Freedom, and The School District of Philadelphia.

Venue Information:
First Unitarian Church
Philadelphia, PA
2125 Chestnut Street